OFF TANGENT
Let’s hear now who the next president is
by Aven Piramide - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
I heard that this week Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will visit Cebu island to endorse certain candidates.
Work to do this dry spell
by Aven Piramide - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the last quarter of 2018, PAGASA forecast a weak El Niño to hit our country in the first half of 2019.
Strange bedfellows
by Aven Piramide - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Politics makes strange bedfellows. I have heard of this quote since I cannot recall when.
Telling the truth is issue
by Aven Piramide - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a paperback that I read many years ago. I forgot its complete title.
What the eyes can see
by Aven Piramide - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Even to the least observant among us, travel is still educational. It is certain that we always add a new perception of how things are or should be each time we venture beyond our immediate surroundings.
A startling radio interview
by Aven Piramide - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I doff my hat to my fellow The Freeman writer in Sir Leo Lastimosa for his resourcefulness in giving air time, in his DYAB radio program, to a certain Juanito Magbanua yesterday morning.
Economics versus labor standard
by Aven Piramide - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte signed into a law, last Thursday, a measure expanding maternity leave to 105 days.
Reflect, rather than campaign
by Aven Piramide - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
When I opined in this column last week that the supposed endorsement campaign conducted by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in Central Luzon for 13 candidates for senator was but an ingenious ploy for her to launch...
Candidates I am not voting for
by Aven Piramide - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1973 Philippine Constitution, ratified by Filipinos in the early months of Martial Law, suffrage was made a duty. Chief Justice Enrique Fernando, an eminent constitutionalist, said “public officials,...
Red flags in Hugpong
by Aven Piramide - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The campaign for senators officially began the other day. Our kind of road-show has hit the proverbial trail.
In the altar of discernment
by Aven Piramide - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1963 mid-term elections, I asked the mayor of my late father’s hometown, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, to allow me to speak onstage during the campaign sorties of national political parties.
The character of the communists
by Aven Piramide - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Let me open this write-up today with my rather faint recollection of the case of People versus Ferrer.
Arrogance is infectious
by Aven Piramide - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I have long perceived the arrogance of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña.
Appreciating a wrong moon
by Aven Piramide - January 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Several weeks ago, a report was made citing the Sanggunian Panglunsod of Mandaue City as the best local legislative body in the region. It beat other city councils in performance both in the quality and quantity...
Are we impressed?
by Aven Piramide - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The newspapers screamed the directive of PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde to his men to solve the ambush of San Fernando, Cebu, Mayor Lakambini Reluya where three persons including her husband were killed. If...
Tell me who your friends are…
by Aven Piramide - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Immediately after President Duterte announced being favorable to President Marcos’ remains laid in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, he drew a harsh line between a huge, though visibly-diminished, political block...
A brilliant political strategy
by Aven Piramide - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In ancient times, wars were fought by armies using swords and spears. The side with more soldiers usually won.
Difficult to understand
by Aven Piramide - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A late survey showed that the Protestants, other non-Catholics and non-denominational groups are growing perceptively-faster in their flocks. Here in Cebu City, there are houses of God, another term for churches,...
(Things) I am not
by Aven Piramide - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
It has become practically customary for people to craft resolutions for the new year. In my elementary and high school years, our first formal theme writing in going back to school from Christmas break would invariably...
Cebu City, among Taiwanese best tourist destinations
by Aven Piramide - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There is no denying that the naming of Cebu City among the top ten cities preferred by Taiwanese tourists in 2019 is heartwarming.
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